“I assure you that true accounts of crimes never really have complete and satisfying endings. There are always questions that go unanswered…”
The Book Fairies of the US have been busy hiding copies of ….. The Mad, Mad Murders of Marigold Way by Raymond Benson! Sound good, right? This book only came out this week…
About the book:
For Scott Hatcher, a former television writer turned struggling novelist with a failing marriage to boot, social-distancing and mask-wearing feel like fitting additions to his already surreal life. When his wife Marie and neighbor John Bergman disappear in the middle of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Scott is naturally mystified and disturbed, but he is also about to learn that his picturesque neighborhood hides more than just the mundane routines of suburban life.
When a fire claims the empty house for sale next door, the entire community is shocked when the charred remains of Marie and John are found inside. Stranger still, stockpiles of valuable Personal Protection Equipment, clearly stolen, were destroyed in the blaze alongside them. As the neighborhood reels from the loss, Scott and Bergman’s earthy and enticing widow, Rachel, not only find themselves under investigation for the crime, but also inexorably drawn to one another. As tensions reach a fever pitch, the tale—which is at once familiar and ordinary, yet bizarre and eerie—shows that, just like life in 2020’s uncertain times, dread and danger lurk below the hidden underside of everyday suburbia.
We love hearing from people who find the books we leave behind. Here is one of the pics we were sent and given permission to share!
Did you miss out on finding a copy?
Do not worry – The Mad, Mad Murders of Marigold Way is now available in all good bookstores! You can also find a copy here at BookShop.org, where you can still support independent bookstores even from home.
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